Moon Diary 1.27.15

Tuesday is associated with Mars.

Mars is said to be a god of war, a warrior, and a ruler over courage, bravery, and leadership abilities. He also can be short-tempered and argumentative. He gives energy, drive, determination, and a strong sense of purpose.

Today is the 8th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Ashtami, also known as the 8th tithi or 8th lunar day. It is ruled by Shiva.

Shiva is about battle, and transforming that which no longer serves into more evolved & higher-principled action and outcomes. Shiva is the ascetic dweller of the mountains and the cosmic dancer, who with His third eye destroys evil.

It also a Jaya day, a day of triumph and victory.

The Moon is in the sign of Aries, ruled by Mars, and in the nakshatra of Bharani, ruled by Venus. The deity of Bharani is Yama, the god of death. Yama is synonymous with restraint, and with the Moon in Bharani, there’s a feeling of restraint, and an awareness of consequences.

So there’s Mars energy today, with a certain amount of restraint, and an aim to transform what is no longer needed.

This is a good day for action, first and foremost, with a sense of restraint. A good day not to sit around but to spring into action, “doing” more than “contemplating.” So by all means, if you’ve made a list to get things done, this is the day to go down that list and get started. There may be a feeling of being hemmed in, or slowed down by circumstances not under your control; just breathe into it and do what you can. Maybe take a part of your house that’s a mess and transform it into a beautiful space. Or take the thoughts that no longer serve you and transform them into positive, uplifting messages.

Traditionally not an auspicious day for most ceremonies.